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Needless to say, we traveled slowly. On arriving at Devil’s Gate we turned our cattle out for the night. Next morning we found some of them dead, having drunk too much Salaratus [saleratus] water. We stayed at this place three or four days or until a Mormon train came along. The leader told Captain Creghton to get away as soon as possible because the Salaratus water would kill all our cattle. Among the dead were two of mine. We traveled so slowly that we arrived in Salt Lake about four weeks behind the company we started with. It was conference time in the fall of 1863.